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An Efficiency Argument for the Guaranteed Income

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  • Karl Widerquist
  • Michael A. Lewis

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This paper uses what could be called a multi-school approach to poverty policy, asking the following question: Given the many proposed causes for poverty, and the conflicting theories about how potential solutions would work, what conclusions can we draw about policy? This paper concludes that the Guaranteed Income is the most efficient and comprehensive policy to address poverty.
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  • Karl Widerquist & Michael A. Lewis, 1997. "An Efficiency Argument for the Guaranteed Income," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_212, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. William J. Baumol & Edward N. Wolff, 1996. "Protracted Frictional Unemployment as a Heavy Cost of Technical Progress," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_179, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Marlene Kim, 1997. "The Working Poor: Lousy Jobs or Lazy Workers?," Macroeconomics 9712002, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Marlene Kim, 1997. "The Working Poor: Lousy Jobs or Lazy Workers?," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_194, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Karl Widerquist, 1999. "Reciprocity and the Guaranteed Income," Politics & Society, , vol. 27(3), pages 387-402, September.
    2. Murray, Michael, 2013. "Economic Democracy," MPRA Paper 49755, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Steven Pressman, 2005. "Income Guarantees and the Equity-Efficiency Tradeoff," LIS Working papers 348, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg.
    4. Yunker James A., 2013. "The Basic Income Guarantee: A General Equilibrium Evaluation," Basic Income Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 8(2), pages 1-31, December.
    5. Harvey Philip, 2012. "More for Less: The Job Guarantee Strategy," Basic Income Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 7(2), pages 3-18, January.

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